• Children's Franchises

    • Average Cost: $15,000 to $200,000+
    • Includes: Tutoring, Art, Music, Science, Entertainment
    • Home & Retail Based Franchise
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A child-related learning background not necessary. Love to be around kids. Customer service and organizational skills.
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  • Home Services

    • Average Cost: $50,000 to $75,0000
    • Includes: Maid Services, Home Improvement, Security Franchises, Landscaping
    • Primarily Home Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A relationship builder outside of an office. Some sales experience and networking experience is beneficial. Can manage a team of service providers.
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  • Food Franchises

    • Average cost: $60,000 to $600,000+
    • Includes: Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Coffee, Burger Franchises, Pizza & Frozen Yogurt
    • Primarily Retail Based, Mobile
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Restaurant experience is a plus. Customer service oriented with good management skills. A people person willing to work long hours.
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  • Pet Franchises

    • Average Cost: $25,000 to $350,000+
    • Includes: Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Mobile Grooming, Pet Supplies
    • Home & Retail Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Pet franchise owners need good people skills and must be customer service oriented. You may need to manage a team of trainers or staff. Make sure you love, love all pets.
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Profits, Revenue, and Franchise Businesses

New business owners sometimes get confused about the difference between profits and revenues, even if they know the definitions of both words. Here’s the basic explanation, to be sure we’re all on the same page. You sell items that cost $10.00. Keeping the doors open – paying staff wages, rent, the electric bill, your marketing […] Read More

Does the Franchisor’s Web Presence Help You or Hurt You?

When you’re choosing the best franchises for your review, you’ll do plenty of research, including online research about the franchise. When you look at the franchisor’s website, though, you may need to look at it from two different points of view. A good web presence is good for you. A rising tide lifts all boats, […] Read More

Franchise Choice and Shiny Things

Some people call it “Bright Shiny Object Syndrome” and some just say they’re easily distracted by shiny things, but most of us can recognize the phenomenon. Sometimes we get distracted by the newest, the coolest, the most popular — or just the thing that pops up most in our social media or on our favorite […] Read More

Hottest Trends in Franchising

What are the hottest trends in franchising? Think of franchising as a funnel, and let’s look at the trends with the broadest application first and move down toward the narrowest trends. Success Franchises are hot. They’re growing at a faster rate than independent start-ups, they’re supplying 10% of all new jobs created in the past […] Read More

How Do I ... Everything Franchising View All

Learning to Follow A Proven Business System

August 19, 2014 - They say that you have to learn from others’ mistakes because you don’t have time to make all the mistakes yourself. The best franchises are an embodiment of that »

How Do I Assess Risk in Franchise Opportunities?

August 12, 2014 - Is the glass half full or half empty? If you’re an optimist, you may tend to look on the sunny side, but you should take a minute – or perhaps much longer – to look at »

How to Know If You’re Ready to Start a Franchise Business

August 6, 2014 - Starting your own business is exciting, satisfying, scary, and a long appearing dream before the aspiring entrepreneur finally takes the step of signing a contract or writing »

How Do I Prepare for Discovery Day?

April 17, 2014 - Ever make an exciting major purchase, only to get it home and regret your decision? The same thing can happen with a franchise if you’re not careful. To avoid buyer’s »

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  • Renters Warehouse

    The rental market for homes is booming and with that the need for property management. Renters Warehouse franchise offers a turn-key franchise business model with a proven business system in place for your benefit. Ongoing support and site selection guidance. Find out more today!

    We Buy Ugly Houses

    The slogan "We Buy Ugly Houses" is known to most everyone. HomeVestors began franchising in 1996 and to date HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchises have purchased more than 50,000 houses for their customers. No experience required.

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    Liquid Capital Financing

    Liquid Capital franchise is a home based business providing funding to small and medium-sized companies. This is an established, proven, business model with extensive training and one-on-one coaching to help you succeed.
  • Health Care Business

    Interim HealthCare is a recognized brand with a proven track record for more than 40 years. Healthcare is a booming industry and Interim Healthcare is a premier participant. We offer extensive sales and marketing programs as well as comprehensive training and support to our franchise owners.

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    Renew Crew

    Renew Crew cleans decks, fences, siding, gutters, walkways, patios....outdoor surface cleaning and protection. Own a Renew Crew franchise and benefit from a comprehensive business model, proven systems, world class training, and the best in marketing support to build your Renew Crew franchise.

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    PostNet is the business behind America's small business. With 27 million small businesses in the U.S., the market for PostNet services is huge. The PostNet brand name was established in 1985, and today, has 700 locations around the world. Join our team...we support you from day one!

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  • Express Employment Professionals

    Express Franchising is the fastest-growing company in the $137 billion staffing industry. Our business services franchise model allows franchise owners the ability to create a high level of success and quality of life.

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    Outdoor Lighting

    Own an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise and join the largest and most trusted outdoor landscape provider. When you buy a Outdoor Lighting franchise you get 3 businesses in one: Residential Landscape Lighting, Commercial Lighting and Holiday Lighting.

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    Mosquito Joe

    Mosquito Joe offers the lowest franchise fee in the industry. Demand is high for mosquito control solutions nationally and the gross margins in this business are very high. This is a home based business with recurring revenues and world-class marketing. Learn more.
  • Mosquito Squad

    Mosquito Squad franchise has multiple revenue streams, a low initial investment, residual income every year, quick start-up and an experienced team of professionals to support and help build your business! Learn more about this amazing franchise opportunity.

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    Bricks 4 Kidz

    Bricks 4 Kidz, ranked #2 Best New Franchise 2014, and #1, Children's Enrichment Franchise 2014, offers an extraordinary franchise specializing in after-school enrichment classes for kids. A proven business model that is home based with no national competition, low overhead and high margins. All in under $30k!

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    Archadeck Outdoor Living

    Since 1980, Archadeck has been the leading designer and builder of outdoor living spaces. Archadeck franchise owners benefit from a proven sales process, strong market demand, low overhead costs, and a strong financial picture.

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  • InShapeMD Anti-Aging

    The InShapeMD® incorporates complimentary medical, anti-aging, weight loss and wellness offerings into one dynamic package with an appealingly low barrier to entry combined with minimal staffing…Yet eyebrow-raising profit margins.

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    Filtafry is one of the top underrated franchises in franchising. The Filta Group offers an affordable, environmentally-friendly franchise providing kitchen solutions to restaurants, hotels, airports fast food outlets and more.

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    Healthier4U Vending

    Healthier4U vending offers an opportunity with varying levels of investment as low as $20k. You'll benefit from an experienced team and machines that offer compete remote technology. Credit card and debit card acceptance and access to every machines data online. Learn more now!